Typical Symptoms-COVID-19 typically causes flu-like symptoms including fever and cough. In some patients - particularly the elderly and others with other chronic health conditions - these symptoms can develop into pneumonia, chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath. It seems to start with a fever, followed by a dry cough. After a week, it can lead to shortness of breath, with about 20% of patients requiring hospital treatment. Notably, the COVID-19 infection rarely seems to cause a runny nose, sneezing, or sore throat (these symptoms have been observed in only about 5% of patients). Sore throat, sneezing, and stuffy nose are most often signs of a cold. 80% of cases are mild [03:42, 30/03/2020] Bobby Bhai Dubai New: 80% of cases are mild Based on all 72,314 cases of COVID-19 confirmed, suspected, and asymptomatic cases in China as of February 11, a paper by the Chinese CCDC released on February 17 and published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology has found that: 80.9% of infections are mild (with flu-like symptoms) and can recover at home. 13.8% are severe, developing severe diseases including pneumonia and shortness of breath. 4.7% as critical and can include respiratory failure, septic shock, and multi-organ failure. in about 2% of reported cases, the virus is fatal. The risk of death increases the older you are.
Relatively few cases are seen among children.